Dorset Junior Chess

Oct
08

Junior Chess Club continues at Castlepoint Library, Bournemouth; ages 7 to 11; some tuition

New Saturday morning Junior Chess Club at Castlepoint Library We are very excited to announce that we have managed to secure a new free Junior Chess Club for 7 to 11 year olds at Castlepoint Library on Saturday mornings (10.15am to 12noon). This club will be run by volunteers from the B&DCL on behalf of […]

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Sep
27

Dorset Junior Larissa Cuthbert selected to play for England in Estonia later this year

27 Sept: Many congratulation to Larissa Cuthbert, aged 10 years from Dorset, who has been selected to play for the England team in the European Youth Rapidplay and Blitz Chess Championships in Tallinn, Estonia in Nov/Dec this year. Larissa is a member of Southbourne chess club and regularly plays in junior tournaments across the south […]

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Sep
02

Nikki Forster is appointed as B&DCL and DCCA Junior Chess Coordinator

Appointment of New B&DCL & DCCA Junior Chess Coordinator On behalf of the Bournemouth & District Chess League and Dorset County Chess Association, we are very pleased to formally announce the appointment of Nikki Forster as the B&DCL and DCCA Junior Chess Coordinator. Nikki comes with a wealth of experience having worked with and supported […]

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Aug
07

Larissa Cuthbert’s exceptional performance in UK Schools Chess Challenge Gigafinal

Larissa Cuthbert from Poole recently achieved an outstanding 2nd place in the UK Schools Chess Challenge Delancey Southern Gigafinal Under 10 girls section. Upon receiving her medal from GM Viktor Bologan she has qualified for the final round – the Terafinal for the second year running. The competition began in October 2018 with 40,000 school […]

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Feb
14

Junior Chess: Ted Paul 6/6 – Organiser Eric Sachs submits Congress Report

9 Feb: Pictured left is Ted Paul  being presented with the Dorset Junior Championship trophy by Dorset County Chess Association President Ian Clark. Ted had a fantastic 100% score with 6/6. Also in the picture is Junior Chess Officer and Congress Organiser Eric Sachs. Here is a report from the Junior Congress Organiser Eric Sachs:- Report on the Dorset Junior […]

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Jan
08

Bacchus: Bishops v Knights 17 Jan will be 6 a side – new league creates ideal opportunities for juniors

Poole’s commendable commitment to using Bacchus to give match experience to young players breaks new ground on 17 Jan ’19. Their 2 teams, made up entirely of junior players, meet over an innovative 6 boards. Tarik does an excellent job for junior chess at Lychett Minster, including running the Poole Knights team.  Eric Sachs is responsible for Poole Bishops as […]

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Apr
08

German schoolboy Vincent Keymer achieves highest rated performance in history by U14 year old

The Guardian newspaper has reported (April ’18) on a brilliant tournament performance by 13 year old German chess prodigy Vincent Keymer. Many thanks to Brian Lose, who is the inspiration behind the growth of chess at Highcliffe School, for sending this link to Eric Sachs: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/06/schoolboy-vincent-keymer-wins-grenke-open

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Mar
28

Eric Sachs reports on latest rounds in Senior Inter-Schools Chess

28 Mar. Please go to “Junior Chess” top menu, for a full report from Eric on the 1st & 2nd round matches, score details & Qualifying Table. Pictured Poole Grammar School, who did not make the final, but competed well and showed much promise

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Jan
15

Junior Chess Championships, Bournemouth – Sat 9 Feb ’19 – Pl enter soon as junior chess increasingly popular

15 Jan ’19. Organiser Eric Sachs has commented “We are still able to welcome entries for this popular event.  Bournemouth Grammar school for Girls provided an excellent venue last year and with added interest I am sure this will be another enjoyable and successful event”. For information and details on how to enter please click on “Junior […]

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Dec
07

Junior Chess Champs 25 Nov ’17 – Eric Sachs Reports

Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Officer reports on a highly successful Junior Championships held at Bournemouth School for Girls. 71 took part in 4 sections. Image features 2 shield winners – Oscar Davis (U11) and Hugo Svedberg (U10), with Eric also in the picture. Please see Eric’s report by going to the main menu and […]

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Mar
16

Junior Chess Senior Competition – BGS “A” & Highcliffe head to head

These 2 strong teams make it the final 26/4/17 at Whitehall Hotel A tremendous final between Bournemouth Royal Grammar School “A” and Highcliffe is in store. Highcliffe beat their arch rivals 15 March, 4.5-1.5. So the score so far between these outstanding teams is 1-1 and both teams finished on 10/12. It could not be […]

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Feb
24

Junior Chess Challenge started 7 Feb – Pl click on “Junior Chess”

1st round at the Library with 5 teams, 7 Feb ’17 For more information please click on “Junior Chess” main menu and then see organiser Eric Sach’s latest report

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Nov
23

Alan adds 5 more games – pl click on “Games Analysis” & scroll down

Alan analyses from the British Junior Championships Bournemouth 2016

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Jul
24

Mayor’s Junior Trophy – Inter School Competition May 2016

Baden-Powell (Primary School) seen here as Junior winners at the Whitehall Hotel. Please click on image to enlarge. “Junior Chess” section has reports & latest news

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Jul
24

Mayor’s Senior Trophy for junior players – Inter School Competition May 2016

Bournemouth Grammar School were the senior winners at the Whitehall Hotel. Please click on image to expand. “Junior Chess” section has reports & latest news

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Jun
11

1st Bournemouth Junior Chess Congress – Sat 11 June ’16

Encouraging entry of 36 for this inaugural congress held at Harewood School, run by Eric Sachs, Ian Clark & team. Prizes included 8 places in the British Junior Championships, part of the British Chess Championships being held at Bournemouth, 23 July to 6 August. Pictured the winners, with sponsor Sarah de Lisle (The Ark) & Eric Sachs

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Feb
04

Junior Chess Success

All the winners at the Dorset Junior Chess Championship, Ferndown, Sat 23 Jan ’16. County Junior Organiser Eric Sachs is also in the picture. A really successful day with 75 enthusiastically taking part. Overall winner of the Junior Chess Championship was James Forster (top row middle), and Adam Ursell (top row right) was the U16 winner. […]

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